Collective Soul is a band straight out of thriving Chicago music scene. The collaboration of artists explore new avenues, writing eclectic original tunes and arrangements of songs that speak life and positivity to the heart of the people - using the fusion of jazz, soul, gospel, hip-hop as a a voice. Their passion for music is deeply felt and communicated though the grooves and sounds they create. When they perform, they leave it all on the stage, taking no prisoners.
A graduate of Boston’s Berklee College Music, Meagan Hickman’s journey started long before college. She began her training at the age of 6, touring the world as a member of the renowned Anima Singers. Her work since then, both onstage as an artist and behind the scenes as a production coordinator, has kept her touring nationwide. From 2011 to 2012, Meagan completed her first coast to coast US tour in support of her debut EP, “On My Way.” In the Summer of 2015 Meagan toured extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast, promoting her most recent, full-length album, Sightlines. When not on the road, Meagan spends her time inspiring young artists, by teaching voice, piano, and songwriting lessons, as well as instructing group classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.